Disappears, Weekend

Five years into their existence as a band Disappears have finally exhaled - following a steady run of singles, ep's, and three full lengths the band retreated to their studio at the end of 2012 to take stock of where they had been and where they wanted to go. Disappears returned fully stretched out into the void with 2013's KONE EP. Abstract and experimental, it erased any expectation's people had about what Disappears sounded like or were capable of, as well as introduced new drummer Noah Leger - a pivotal force in what was to follow.
Era, Disappears fourth album in as many years', was birthed during the bleakness of the Chicago winter 2013 at Electrical Audio by now regular foil John Congleton. Insular and dark, Era sees the band refining their love of dub, minimalism and repetition into their most original and stark set yet. Decision and consequence weigh heavy on the album - both lyrically and through the bands decision to let the studio direct the final forms of the songs. Era is Disappears at their most abrasive, contemplative, and paranoid - it's the sound of the void looking back.

When asked to describe the album in 3 adjectives, Durkan stated, "Volatile. Cathartic. Bittersweet. The record is a collage of inspiration and ideas from each member of the band. Shards of experiences, images, smells, sounds molded into something we can collectively call ours." The album visually represents the music as well, through personal possessions of each band member that "had singular and emotional connections to and democratize it through a physical process. Painting the objects black adds a new, collective ownership over the previous personal meaning. [There is] the coalescence of our individual art to make something new, stark, and powerful." That Stark black visual sheen is compliments the songs that embody Jinx. Memories and experiences have been reinterpreted and recalled into existence from haunting, beautiful places. Each song on the album charges through a polarizing emotion through an ebb and flow of sounds both ominous and soothing. Lastly, the LP's presumably superstitious title compliments this body of work thematically. Shaun recalls his father nicknaming him "Jinx" as a boy. That name, like all the inspirations, emotions and experiences has returned to haunt the band - this time delivered with a lustrous and magnificent black sheen.

Prism Waves

PRISMWAVES emerged from Denver Colorado to it's first appearance in Iceland Airwaves in the autumn of 2012. Since then, Zale Hassler Jordan Wyatt, James Barone (Tennis, Tjutjujna) have recorded two EP's, "Courage" and "White Fog" and are riding the waves, voted Westword Readers choice "Best New Band" of 2013 and are getting ready for some dates on the coasts this fall to support the releases."Prism Waves followed up with something entirely different: a set of dreamy, slightly psychedelic electronic tunes that drew inspiration from the object of it's namesake. Layer upon layer of emotion -- from tranquility to an underlying, sweeping sort of sadness -- collided and blended to create something that was both seductive and ambient." -Westword

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Monday, September 9 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Hi-Dive

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